For those of you fortunate enough to have a close-knit family, or a group of people you’re friends with, are there are rules/conventions/agreements among the group that you think are odd, or at least interesting?
Thinking back to my friends from college, I can name three:
The word “bitch” is a compliment–within the group, at least. Several of us observed, quite unoriginally, that women are called bitches for behavior that men are praised for, so over time the word evolved into praise for assertive or amusing behavior.
Amused mocking of one another is encourage, but never any sarcastic insult must be obviously untrue; since Neal C. was too shy to ask girls out, for instance, it was forbidden to make fun of him for this.
Intentionally or stupidly spoiling a movie for someone in the group who has not yet seen it is grounds for at least a day’s ostracism.
Anybody else have such rules in your social group?